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the best. >> welcome back. thanks so much for staying with us. french and spanish forces in afghanistan are among those starting to leave the country this month with a withdrawal -- the complete withdrawal -- of the mainly western troops set for 2014. canada and its combat mission last week -- and its combat mission last week in germany is set to bring back some of its forces by the end of this year. at least 30,000 u.s. soldiers are to be withdrawn by next summer. today, the conflict in afghanistan shows little sign of being resolved. civilians and military casualties continue to mount, and opinions are divided over whether afghan forces will be ready to take over security operations in three years' time. we have this report. >> american soldiers are a regular sight in the provinces. but the withdrawal has already begun. afghan forces are taking on more responsibilities for security in their country. it is a dangerous task, especially in the unruly areas of the south and east of the country. >> we are ready for the mission. we are well trained, and we will make sure that the people in
a quarter of its stationed troops in afghanistan by the end of next year. sarkozy announced the pullout as a news conference with afghan president karzai in kabul on tuesday. >> translator: afghanistan is no longer in danger of being taken over by the afghanisn. the time is now to start the drawdown of troops. >> sarkozy says the drawdown about end by 2012. sarko sarkozy's move comes as other countries are withdrawing troops from afghanistan. the united states plans to bring home about a third of its armed forces by september next year, starting this month. sarkozy is facing increasing calls at home to withdraw troops from afghanistan. next year's presidential election seems to be a key factor to reduce the french military presence. >>> france is calling for the u.n. security council to dump the resolution condemning syrian president bashar al assad for attacking the french embassy in damascus. the attack left three french workers injured. supporters of assad stormed the french and u.s. embassies on monday. rioters damaged the french ambassador's car and broke embassy windows. the frenc
step down in exchange for immunity from prosecution. the natal led force in afghanistan has begun handing over responsibility for security to afghan forces. -- the nato-led force in afghanistan has begun handing over responsibility. guido westerwelle will be on hand. >> guido westerwelle was met by his afghan counterpart when he arrived in kabul. plans to withdraw german troops are taking shape but guido westerwelle gave no specifics on when it was start. >> i want to stress that we know we have a responsibility in afghanistan after 2014. also, we will not forget about afghanistan after that date. >> guido westerwelle and discussed security with hamid karzai. the taliban has continued attacks during the transition phase as control passes from nato troops to afghan forces. >> the hacker group anonymous has targeted the colombian president and one of british murdoch's papers. they say they have broken into servers belonging to nato and have got their hands on restricted material. they said that they were sitting on a gigabyte of data stolen from the military alliance. on wednesday,
was the provincial chief of kandahar and of the most powerful men in southern afghanistan. this death will leave a power vacuum in be -- in the battle against the taliban insurgency. he was stopped by allegations of corruption. he is suspected of been involved in the heroin trade. he had survived two previous assassination attempts. >> we were joined earlier from kandahar by our correspondent who had more on the circumstances of karzai's death. "certainly, this was an inside job. the witnesses say that a man who was a longtime aide of ahmad wali karzai who commanded some checkpoints near the home, apparently the assassin ask for a private audience. three shots rang out behind closed doors. he was dead at the scene. many of his aides doubt the taliban's responsibility. this might have been some kind of personal grudge. >> even if this was an inside job, what does this tell us about the stability in southern afghanistan? >> things are very fragile and even more fragile on now that ahmad wali karzai is gone. he helped to keep together so much of kandahar. the coalition forces are more and more depe
was a powerful fur in southern afghanistan. it could create a power vacuum and has raised many questions about the safety oerfgn officials. >> the president was joined by government officials said a prererceor his slain brother. brother was shot and killed by a security ar. the leader condemned the attacks. >> my message to an extremist is this. my cotren m brothers, stop killing your own people. it is easy to kill. but a real man is a man that sas whole people's lives. >> they travel to the ancestral village. >> he was a leading power broker in the south. his power stemmed from his family connections and the founhecculed analysts warn that the assassination could have serious consequences for afghanistan. >> it will boost to the more out of the -- the morale of the taliban and weaken the malof th afghan government. chaos might be and beaten back. this is a tremendous achievement for the taliban. >> they appointed another one of his brothers to a key role in the region to stave off political fighting and. >> women's soccer, japan is leading sweden by three goals to one in the world cup semifi
of the reasons could be that norway is in afghanistan with his forces. there are a lot of norwegian soldiers who are in afghanistan doing their work. norway was always on standby when the u.n. was called in for international troops. norway did a lot of work with the soldiers abroad. another possible thing is that it was a right-wing attack. the speculation about the right wing attack in norway. so far, we don't know anything. >> thank you for joining us. in other news, the last major suspect wanted for war crimes in yugoslavia has been extradited. here right in that violence two days after he was arrested in serbia. he is the last fugitive of more than 160 suspects indicted by the war crimes tribunal. he led separatist forces during the war in the 1990's. he's charged with 14 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity including persecution and torture. a european -- is on her way to kenya to assess the impact of the famine in the horn of africa. a giant camp across the border is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees. >> this camp was designed for 90,000 refugees. there are now as
has begun withdrawing troops from afghanistan as part of barack obama exit strategy. more than 100,000 troops have been stationed in the country. obama announced he will withdraw 33,000 by september 2012. that was group, 10,000 will leave by the end of this year. a ceremony to mark the transfer of authority was held at the air field north of kabul on wednesday the 650 members of the iowa national guard were chosen as the first unit to leave afghanistan they left on thursday. the withdrawal was the first step towards ending the u.s.-led war that followed the 2001 terrorist attacks on the united states. the taliban is increasing offensives and the security situation remains volatile. over a few months, the military withdrawal is expected to be small scale . >> welcome back to the weather update. we are keeping an eye on this cluster of clouds here in the pacific. looking very well formed now. this will be the one with us for this whole week on a strengthening track. it is a long and strong typhoon westward at 20 kilometers. it has been keeping the pace. the maximum gusts are reaching
, or afghanistan, or iraq, or not so secret 'secret' war in yemen, somehow can solve this problem; they are making a serious mistake. all the war in the world is only going to exacerbate this hunger crisis. of course what we need is farmers that in a stable environment can plant high yield crops and get the support that they need to earn their livelihoods and help feed their populations. we need a different approach; peace will come through sustainable development; and this is the absolutely the most vitalrealisation that we need to make in the world. >>reporter: still to come on world business... >>from a war torn country on the brink of starvation to stellar success, we look at the rise of vietnam >>and competitive climbing is not hanging around in its quest to attract new fans. >>scaling new heights... and the rest in just a moment on world business... >>25 years ago vietnam started reforms to move the country from a planned economy to a socialist oriented market economy. reforms that have transformed both the country and the lives of its people. >>reporter: every morning for thousands of vietn
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